Greg and Johanna Horn, Lake Saint Louis, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine (Katie) Horn, to Theodore (Teddy) Bruckerhoff, son of David and Betty Bruckerhoff, Washington.

Elizabeth Catherine Yoest and Matthew Ryan Rhodus were united in marriage at the El Dorado Royale Resort, Cancun, Mexico, on Nov. 11, 2016.

Ted and Rebecca Diez, Union, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alonnah Noelle Diez, Warrensburg, to Joshua David Thomson, Warrensburg, son of David and Traci Thomson, Blue Springs.

Alexis Diane Cook and Scott David Sherman were united in marriage Nov. 5, 2016, at Branson Hills Golf Club in Branson. The Rev. Mark E. Tetley officiated at the ceremony.

Robert and Zoe Callaway, Washington, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Gina Lynn Callaway, to Steven Glenn Gurnow, son of Denise Brown Gurnow, Washington.

Josh and Tonya Mense, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Amelia Pearl Mense. Born Feb. 23, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Jeff and Erin Read, St. Clair, announce the birth of a son, Beckett Michael Read. Born Jan. 12, 2017, at 2:22 p.m. at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Ruth and Darrell Nadler, Augusta, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marissa Nadler, Augusta, to Kevin Gratza, Marthasville, son of Keith and Lisa Gratza.

Joseph Laubinger, Beaufort, and Mary Smalling, Louisville, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Shayna Lynn Laubinger, Union, to Dustin Devon Robins, Union, son of Rhonda Robins, St. Clair.

Nicholas and Emily (McDonald) Hischier, New Haven, announce the birth of a daughter, Ivy Rose Hischier. Born Feb. 7, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces.

Cody and Lindsay Hinson Spurgeon, St. Clair, announce the birth of a daughter, Avery Helen Spurgeon. Born Feb. 12, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces.

Ryan and Nicole (Hackmann) Lause, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Gwen Helen Lause. Born March 4, 2017, at 2:10 p.m. at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long.

Michael and Kayla Miesner, nee Bennett, Marthasville, announce the birth of a son, Owen Michael Miesner. Born Dec. 27, 2016, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Creve Coeur, he weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces.

Ryan and Amy (Whitworth) Green, Lonedell, announce the birth of a son, Silas William Green. Born Feb. 26, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, he weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 1/2 inches long.

Holly and Muthaian Sethuramalingam, St. Louis, announce the birth of a daughter, Bailey Elizabeth Sethu. Born Nov. 16, 2016, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, she weighed 8 pounds, 3.6 ounces.

Sean and Sarah McQueen, formerly of Owensville and Gerald, now of Huffman, Texas, announce the birth of a daughter, Mya Jo McQueen. Born Jan. 9, 2017, in Houston, Texas, she weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces.

Benjamin and Kelly (Loepker) Theiss, New Haven, Mo., announce the birth of a son, Colton Benjamin Theiss. Born Jan. 21, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces.

Dustin and Jennifer (Stricker) Schroeder, Cape Girardeau, announce the birth of a son, Brady Thomas Schroeder. Born Feb. 19, 2017, at Southeast Hospital, Cape Girardeau, he weighed 8 pounds, 12 1/2 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Ken and Chris Feldmann, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Christine Feldmann, St. Louis, to Kristopher Adam Paul, St. Louis, son of Patricia Kufner and Robert Paul, both of Springfield, Ill.

Tim and Sherri Miller announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandi R. Miller, to Jacob V. Westhoff, son of Diane Gildehaus and Dale Westhoff.

Mike Howard and Jamie (Kuehnle) Howard, St. Clair, announce the birth of a daughter, Josie Mae Howard. Born Feb. 2, 2017, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, she weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces.

Kelli and Sgt. Derek Marquart, Fort Drum, N.Y., announce the birth of a daughter, Karter Mei-Evelyn Marquart. Born Jan. 13, 2017, she weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

Sarah (Beth) Elizabeth Bedwell and Bryce Allen Werner, Pacific, were united in marriage Oct. 29, 2016, at the Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights. Jeffrey Werner, groom’s brother, officiated the ceremony.

Gregg and Brenda Nadler, Augusta, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Nadler, to Levi Gildehaus, son of Kevin and Susan Gildehaus, Washington.

Amanda Nadler and Daniel Zull were united in marriage June 25, 2016, at Femme Osage United Church of Christ in Augusta. The Rev. Don Bizer officiated the ceremony.

Steve Vaught Jr. and Brianne (Lindemann) Vaught, Pacific, announce the birth of a son, Zachary Owen Vaught. Born Feb. 1, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, he weighed 7 pounds and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Don and Joan Hahne, Washington, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Jan. 29, 2017, with a gathering at St. Francis Borgia Parish’s Jesuit Hall in Downtown Washington. The celebration was given by their children, Judy and John Stewart, North Little Rock, Ark.; Susie and Alan Elsenrath, …

Patricia and Frank Hartzell, Washington, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 16, 2017. Mr. Hartzell and the former Miss Lewis were united in marriage Feb. 16, 1957, at West Overland Community Church.

Morgan Rae Parkhurst, Sedalia, and Justin Keith Meyers, Labadie, were united in marriage Dec. 14, 2016, at Weathered Wisdom Barn in Preston. The Rev. Jim Downing officiated at the ceremony.

Corey and Stephanie (Struckhoff) Hellebusch, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Logan James Hellebusch. Born Jan. 9, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

Tabitha Kay Bennight and Rodney Michael Holtmeyer were united in marriage June 11, 2016, at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Pastor Mark Bangert officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony.

Michael and Micah Lafferty, Labadie, announce the birth of a daughter, Hattee Joy Lafferty. Born Jan. 31, 2017, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, she weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long.

Walter W. (Wally) Luther III and Jill K. Luther, Columbia, announce the birth of a son, Oliver James Luther. Born Sept. 22, 2016, at MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Columbia, he weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

Kaye and Dan Nurnberger, Washington, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 7, 2017, in Sparta, Ill., with a luncheon and open house. They were married in Sparta Jan. 26, 1957, at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Kenneth and Jennifer (Saunders) Moeslein, St. Clair, announce the birth of a daughter, Audrey Anne Moeslein. Born Jan. 26, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces.

Mark and Karin Nuernberger, Union, and Kerry and Susan Iffrig, St. Charles, announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Iffrig, to Christopher Jimenez, son of Rolando and Julie Jimenez, Savannah, Mo.

Anthony Kuchem, son of Jeff and Angel Kuchem, and Rachel Mudd, daughter of Joe and Jacque Mudd, are happy to announce their engagement.

Stephanie Ann Sherman and Kristofer Friesz, Union, were united in marriage Oct. 14, 2016, at Haue Valley in Pacific. The Rev. Mark Tetley officiated at the ceremony.

Tim Tayon and Trisha Jokerst, St. Peters, announce the birth of a firstborn son, Tanner Joseph Tayon. Born Aug. 10, 2016, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, he weighed 4 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 18 inches long.

Sarah (Lackey) Straatmann and Joseph Straatmann, Union, announce the birth of a son, Barrett Frederick Straatmann. Born Jan. 2, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, he weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces.

Gordon Moore, Washington, announces the engagement of his daughter, Keshan Moore, Washington, to Justin Vogt, Washington, son of Michael and Joyce Vogt, Washington.

Joseph and Alice Engbert (Kriete) announce the birth of their baby girl Charlotte “Charley” Frances and baby boy Maxwell “Max” Joseph, both born Nov. 29, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield. Charlotte weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 1/4 inches long, and Maxwell weighed 6 poun…

Elizabeth Ruth Hobbs and J.R. Clay, New Haven, announce the birth of a son, Arthur Jonathan Hobbs-Clay. Born Dec. 24, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds.

Duane and Betty Liesmann, Marthasville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Jo Liesmann, to Mason Robert Adler, son of Lisa Harris, Grandview, and the late Andy Adler.

Ryan and Vanessa (Homeyer) Mayer, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Ava Lucille Mayer. Born Dec. 15, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

Ben Hollander and Alison Conard, Mount Sterling, announce the birth of a daughter, Willow Breeze Hollander. Born Nov. 7, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces.

Mark Hartzell and Amanda (Mueller) Hartzell, Union, announce the birth of a daughter, Emma Irene Hartzell. Born Dec. 8, 2016, in Washington, she weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long.

John Carle and Kathleen McGowan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Hawthorne Inn with family and friends Nov. 23, and again with family at Sybils, St. James, on Nov. 26.

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